Japan’s Interstellar Technologies fails to reach space with private rocket launch

The Japanese space start-up Interstellar Technologies failed to reach space with its latest small rocket launch early Sunday (June 14). 

The crowdfunded sounding rocket, called Momo-F5, lifted off from a pad in Taiki Town, Hokkaido at 5:15 a.m. JST on Sunday (4:15 p.m. EDT on Saturday, June 13). Shortly after liftoff, the rocket suffered an anomaly, forcing Interstellar Technologies to issue an abort command that sent the booster crashing into the Pacific Ocean. 

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